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2019 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
MSRP
$72,500
Invoice
$68,295
Average Price Paid
$68,412
3,264 listings nationwide

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2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD
MSRP
$81,195
Invoice
$77,135
Average Price Paid
$77,977
56 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
Fair Price
$69,644
Good Price
$66,926
Great Price
$65,371
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD
Fair Price
$79,075
Good Price
$76,221
Great Price
$74,589

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$74,493
46 listings nationwide

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2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$78,487
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
Kyree Williams Preview:

For nearly as long as there’s been a GMC Yukon, there’s been a Yukon XL. The models share most content and design, but the Yukon XL has a 14-inch longer wheelbase and more than twice t...

2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD
George Kennedy Preview:

The Cadillac Escalade proves you don’t have to choose between quality and quantity. If you need a bit more of the latter, the Escalade ESV has you covered. It is a stretched out versio...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum 4WD better.
"The headlights on the Escalade feel very premium. The vertical taillights give the vehicle a robust touch, in addition to the premium feel the front grill has. Interior is just astonishing, although the climate control buttons are like fingerprint magnets, you just has to clean it all the time if you dont the buttons looking like its been touched all over."
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum 4WD better.
"Very, very comfortable, even for long trips. In no moment did I feel uncomfortable while driving the CadEscESV (in regards to the front seats). The Yukon is not bad, I just personally think the Escalade offers a superior quality."
Back Seats Ranked 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum 4WD worse.
"Spacious, nice head space, even in the 3rd row where the ids would usually prefer to seat."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Platinum 4WD better.
"Having a big family is no joke, specially when going to trips and having to take large suitcases and a large amount of items. To my surprise, I was able to fit everything in the immense trunk of the Cadillac without having to compromise the comfort of the kids sitting in the third row! Its just impressive."
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD
writes:
One of the best SUVs I have driven so far. Although it is not truly impressive when it comes to power, it is m...
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD worse.
"The headlights on the Escalade feel very premium. The vertical taillights give the vehicle a robust touch, in addition to the premium feel the front grill has. Interior is just astonishing, although the climate control buttons are like fingerprint magnets, you just has to clean it all the time if you dont the buttons looking like its been touched all over."
Front Seats Ranked 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD worse.
"Very, very comfortable, even for long trips. In no moment did I feel uncomfortable while driving the CadEscESV (in regards to the front seats). The Yukon is not bad, I just personally think the Escalade offers a superior quality."
Back Seats Ranked 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD better.
"Spacious, nice head space, even in the 3rd row where the ids would usually prefer to seat."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2019 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD worse.
"Having a big family is no joke, specially when going to trips and having to take large suitcases and a large amount of items. To my surprise, I was able to fit everything in the immense trunk of the Cadillac without having to compromise the comfort of the kids sitting in the third row! Its just impressive."
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writes:
Extremely uncomfortable to drive for more than 20 minutes especially if you have any sort of back issues. The ...

Specs

2019 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
20 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 31 gal 31 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
420 hp @ 5,600 RPM
420 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
460 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
460 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
6,200 cc
6,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
4.06 in x 3.62 in
4.06 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 45.3 in 45.3 in
Back Legroom 39.7 in 39.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 39.3 cu ft 39.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,510 lbs 1,412 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 7,900 lbs 7,900 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 7,900 lbs 7,900 lbs
Exterior
Length 224.4 in 224.3 in
Width 80.5 in 80.5 in
Height 74.4 in 74 in
Wheelbase 130 in 130 in

Available Options

2019 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Dark Sky Metallic
  • Onyx Black
  • PEPPERDUST Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Smokey Quartz Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

Option Packages

  • Adaptive Cruise Control - Advanced
  • Assist Steps, Power-Retractable
  • Denali Ultimate Black Edition
  • Denali Ultimate Package
  • Entertainment System, Rear Seat BLU-Ray/DVD
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 5-Spoke Bright Machined Wheels With HIGHGLOSS Black
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 6-Spoke Black Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 6-Spoke Premium Bright Silver Machined Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 7-Spoke Silver Wheels With Black Inserts
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 7-Spoke Silver Wheels With Chrome Inserts
  • LPO, Front Brake Kit-Performance
  • LPO, Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System, Includes Dual DVD Headrests
  • Open Road Package
  • Sunroof, Power, Tilt-Sliding
  • Wheels, 20" x 9" (50.8 cm x 22.9 cm) Chrome
  • Wheels, 22" X 8.5" (55.9 CM X 21.6 CM) Bright Aluminum
  • Wheels, 22" X 9" (55.9 CM X 22.9) 6-Spoke Chrome
  • Wheels, 22" x 9" (55.9 cm x 22.9 cm) 6-Spoke Chrome Multi-Featured Design
2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Raven
  • Bronze Dune Metallic
  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
  • Manhattan NOIR Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Passion Tintcoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Shadow Metallic

Option Packages

  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels With Ultra Bright Machined/High-Gloss Black Finish
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 6-Spoke Alloy Wheels With High-Gloss Black Finish
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels With Silver Finish
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels With Silver Finish/Black Inserts
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 7-Spoke Black-Painted Wheels With Chrome Inserts With Black Center Caps
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) Split 6-Spoke Alloy Wheels With Ultra Bright Machined/MANOOGIAN Silver Finish
  • LPO, Front Brake Kit-Performance
  • LPO, Grille, GALVANO Surround
  • LPO, Radiant Package
  • LPO, Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System

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